6-year-old boy to play 100 holes of golf in friend's memory

6-year-old boy to play 100 holes of golf in friend’s memory



In April, 5-year-old Danny Nickerson lost his battle to a rare form of pediatric cancer. Just a few months later, Nickerson's friend, 6-year-old Ryan McGuire will do something special to remember his kindergarten friend.

At MGA Links in Norton, Mass., on June 17, McGuire will play 100 holes of golf in a single day as part of an event called Golf Fights Cancer. He's hoping to raise at least $5,000 for organizations supporting pediatric cancer research.

"[Danny] was a good boy. He was a really nice friend," McGuire said to WBZ NewsRadio 1030. "I liked to play with him and read books with him."



McGuire's grandfather, Vin, himself a prostate cancer survivor, will be on the bag for the 100 holes, which amounts to a little over five-and-a-half rounds of golf. McGuire plans to take breaks for food and drink. Speaking from personal experience, it'll take anywhere from 12-15 hours to complete the 100 holes.

Shortly after Nickerson died, McGuire and his classmates released balloons into the air to remember their friend. On the 17th, his classmates are planning a trip to the course to cheer on McGuire.

If you'd like to support McGuire with a donation, visit his fundraising page.

Via CBS News

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